DETROIT -

Major League Baseball has suspended Rick Porcello of the Detroit Tigers for six games for hitting Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist with a pitch.

The decision was announced Tuesday before the Tigers played at Toronto.

Porcello threw high and inside, hitting Zobrist in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Rays.

He is 4-6 with a 5.21 ERA this season.

You can view a video of the pitch here.